Player - Paul Peschisolido

Born: Scarborough, Ontario, May 25, 1971.Paul Peschisolido


Paul played 52 times for Canada and was a member of Canada's CONCACAF Gold Cup winning team in 2000. Paul came to prominence during the FIFA Under 16 World Tournament played in Canada in 1987 when he starred for Canada. During those days he was mainly used as an attacking midfielder but when he joined the Toronto Blizzard of the Canadian Soccer League in 1989 had developed into an out and out striker. Although on the short side for a front player his skill and speed served him well and by the time the CSL folded in 1992 he had matured into one of the most dangerous strikers in the Canadian game. In the fall of 1992, Paul had a trial with English First Division club Birmingham City, was quickly signed. During the 1992-93 season he played in 19 games and scored seven goals and the following season scored nine goals in 24 games. That summer he was transferred to Stoke City and in his first season at the Victoria Ground notched 13 goals in 40 games. "Pesch" as he is known to the fans started the 1995-96 season with Stoke but lost his place through injury and before the season was over was back with Birmingham. During the close season he was transferred to nearby West Bromwich Albion where he scored 18 goals in 45 games. Then it was on to the London club Fulham for 1.3 million pounds early in the 1997-98 season. After that it was on to five more clubs before ending his career with Luton Town. By the close of the 2007-08 season he had played in 447 Football League games and scored 118 goals. Upon retiring he had a spell as assistant coach of St. Patrick's Athletic in Dublin, Ireland early in 2009. 

Clubs played for during his career are: Toronto Blizzard 1989-92, Birmingham City 1992-94, Stoke City 1994-96, Birmingham City 1996, West Bromwich Albion 1996-1997, Fulham 1997-2000, Queens Park Rangers 2000, Sheffield United 2000, Norwich City 200, Sheffield United 2001-2004, Derby County 2004-2007, Luton Town 2007-2008